Educator. Artistic Director.
I have always loved Kong. I don’t know why, but even from a really young age I loved this damn monkey. His story, his love, his passion - they have always resonated with me, even before I could articulate why.
The surprising thing is: I’ve never actually seen this one all the way through. A million clips, many behind the scenes and retrospectives, all other major film versions, and I’ve read more than my fair share about the film. Kong…
Easily the best movie of the year so far. Completely electrifying and without any competition whatsoever.
It’s exactly what you want from a Sorkin courtroom drama. It’s snappy, it’s slick, it’s Sorkiny. He even manages to still include every single beat of a biographical legal drama and still subvert expectations. I mean come on, the movie has fade outs and character introduction overlays and you just don’t care about stuff like that because it’s so damn good.
The cast is…
This film is not good, let me get that out of the way.
But for some reason, I just like it. The acting is poor, the writing is cringe, and its politics are iffy at best. But it’s one of those I would watch as a kid and still think of from time to time.
It’s honestly hot garbage and gets worse and worse and it goes on.
I never planned on watching the Elm Street sequels for this marathon. Especially after I wasn’t too pleased by the first one. But I just couldn’t get the idea of trying the next one out of my mind, so here we are.
My biggest complaint with the first film was that I found the rules of the dream world very confusing. Turns out I’m not the only one. Google confirmed this. But this film helped me understand that the rules…